Fitness is important for both you and your dog. The relationship between diet, exercise and health for dogs is not all that different from humans. The healthiest, happiest dogs I know get a good amount of exercise on a regular basis. Running with your dog is a great way for both of you to get fit and stay fit.
For many, getting started on a workout routine is the hardest step. Well, you're already out with your dog several times a day. Why not lace up a pair of sneakers and gradually pick up your walking pace? You'll be jogging in no time, with the best workout buddy you could ask for. All love and positive energy. If you are new to running and a bit shy, no worries, because your dog will never judge you. Plus, being out with your dog gives you license to be goofy or awkward in public! So leash up, lace up and go at any pace, any distance, and just like that, you have a fitness routine.
If you already have a fitness routine that includes running, bring your buddy along so they can burn off some energy and spend time with their favorite person in the world: you!
Here some basic tips I picked up along the way while running with my Shibas, Tomo & Amie:
Running with your dog is a great way for both of you to get exercise and an awesome way to bond. You don’t need a treadmill in the house or a gym membership to get fit. Here at PinK, we encourage fit people, with fit pups!
Stay tuned for to the blog for more tips and stories from the road.